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Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction

Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)  

Klaus Dodds

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
Published Online: 
Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191868825
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830764.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198830764
From great power politics and speculation about resource scrambles, to everyday encounters and objects such as smart phones, geopolitics affects citizens, corporations, international ... More
1. What is geopolitics?

1. What is geopolitics?  

Klaus Dodds

in Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
Published Online: 
Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191868825
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830764.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198830764
‘What is geopolitics?’ explains that geopolitics involves three qualities. First, it is concerned with questions of influence and power over space and territory. Second, it uses ... More
5. Superpower

5. Superpower  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
Published Online: 
Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199899395
The modern era was the American century, but it was also very much the communist century. Between them, the United States and the Soviet Union held the fate of the world in their hands. If ... More
5. From confrontation to detente, 1958–68

5. From confrontation to detente, 1958–68  

Robert McMahon

in The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775413
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801784.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192801784
In the late 1950s, the Cold War entered perhaps its most perilous phase, with the danger of nuclear war at its most intense. ‘From confrontation to détente, 1958–68’ charts the course of ... More
7. Reform, change, and prospects for the future

7. Reform, change, and prospects for the future  

Charles O. Jones

in The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458232
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190458201
The presidency is regarded by many to be the most powerful branch in the separated system. Of the three branches, Congress is most prone to propose reforms as it competes with the ... More
9. To the present

9. To the present  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0009
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780195389142
History doesn't end, it just continues. Each era seems to be the one of the most significant change. The end of the 1960s led to an era of disorientation in the United States. ‘To the ... More

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